Thanh was certainly one of 11 children who increased in Vietnam throughout the Vietnam War. He joined the seminary, but needed to stop studies when Communists required within the country. In 1979 he and family people fled the nation in a tiny boat at risk of the Philippines, however the engine died throughout the 18-day journey plus they ran from water and food. All were saved, and Thanh ultimately gone to live in Hartford, Conn., to educate during the day and focus electronics by night. But he started seminary studies again and it was ordained a priest in 1991.
The pastor of 1 of Jacksonville’s largest Catholic places of worship has been created auxiliary bishop from the Diocese of Oc in California by Pope Francis, based on the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine.
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He did pastoral operate in Atlanta, then gone to live in Jacksonville in 1996 for everyone as priest, then pastor of Christ the King on Arlington Road. He established a ministry for Vietnamese and built its Vietnamese center, then was assigned in 2014 as pastor of St. Frederick.
In Oc, Thanh will oversee the ministry for that largest population of Vietnamese outdoors of Vietnam.
“I know this will probably be very emotional,” Thanh stated. “It was very emotional departing Christ the King after 17 years, and that i just went anywhere.Inches
The Rev. Thanh Thai Nguyen, 64, of St. Frederick Catholic Church in Mandarin, is going to be ordained 12 ,. 19 in the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. His last trip to St. Frederick, where he was assigned after many years at Christ the King Catholic Church in Arlington, is November. 5.